Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.12 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW capability to change a socket version, related to the packet_set_ring and packet_setsockopt functions.
Published 2016-12-08 08:59:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:26:43
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8655

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.04%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 8 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-8655

  • AF_PACKET chocobo_root Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2016-08-12
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/linux/local/af_packet_chocobo_root_priv_esc
    This module exploits a race condition and use-after-free in the packet_set_ring function in net/packet/af_packet.c (AF_PACKET) in the Linux kernel to execute code as root (CVE-2016-8655). The bug was initially introduced in 2011 and patched in 2016 in version

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8655

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
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7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
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CWE ids for CVE-2016-8655

References for CVE-2016-8655

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